This collection includes records for the operation of the International Center for Humanistic Discourses at the University
of California, Irvine in the 1990s. Forms of materials include published papers, conference summaries, conference transcripts,
correspondence, conference planning papers, the Humboldt grant proposal, member rosters, audio cassette recordings, photographs,
and one VHS.
The International Center for Humanistic Discourses at the University of California, Irvine, was created to study "the cultural
function of the humanistic discourses and, more particularly, the constitutive contribution of the arts to the formation of
culture." ICHD was established by a grant from the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation with matching support from UC Irvine.
Principal investigators were Murray Krieger and Wolfgang Iser, but members of the center included Hazard Adams, Ernst Behler,
Hendrik Birus, Jacques Derrida, J. Hillis Miller, K. Ludwig Pfeiffer, Bill Readings, Pauline Yu, and Wang Ching-hsien.
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Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are generally retained by the creators of the records
and their heirs, unless transferred to the University of California. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine
who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where the UC Regents do
not hold the copyright.
The collection is open for research.